Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We had a great brunch at Justin and Heidi's on Sunday morning. Colleen got these adorable chairs for Jackson and Carter that she painted their names on. So cute!

Jackson's uncle Nathan and aunt-to-be (June 3rd!) Jenna. :)
Nate, Matt and Jenna.

Jack hunting eggs.

Jack and his crazy cousins. :)

We had a fun time visiting with the family in Roanoke Easter weekend. Can't wait to see everyone again in a few weeks for Nathan and Jenna's wedding!

Monday, April 11, 2011

ROCK concert

Last night I went to see Bret Michaels in concert with my friend Carisse (and her friend Kim). It was a blast! I watched "Rock of Love" on VH1 and had to check this out when I knew Bret was coming to South Bend. It was an awesome concert - he's a really great entertainer and pretty cute too! :) My ears were ringing after the concert. Fun!

Friday, April 8, 2011


We had such a nice time in Florida last week. It was the first time since we got married (almost 7 years ago...I know, crazy!) since I've taken a full week off. It was so nice to get away from daily life for a full week - I highly recommend it and I'm going to try to do this every year. It was great to see my parents of course and Joe and David. Joe unfortunately had to work every day while we were there but my awesome little brother David made the 5 hour drive from Jacksonville to hang out with us Wednesday through Sunday. He is the person in this world that makes me laugh more than anybody! DJ and I took a night to ourselves (since my parents weren't exactly fighting me on keeping Jack overnight to themselves). :) We went to the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Really cool place with so much to do. There's a huge casino, several shops and a bazillion restaurants. There's great rock music playing everywhere you go, including underwater in the pool! The pool was AMAZING! It was a salt water pool and we loved lounging by it on Wednesday.

We tried to capture some family photos (photography by Mike Mangold) while we were down there. I had to snap one of Jack with his Papa.
Jack and his crazy, fun, hilarious, loving uncle David. :)
My FAVORITE pictures from the whole trip - my handsome boys.

Getting so big!

Pretty sure my mom was in heaven just then.
Opening day at the Marlins game in Miami!

The Mist on my dad's 66th birthday. So fun!
Jack watching Joe and David playing catch - didn't quite get his uncles in the picture, but I love this one.
Brunch at The Grille - our favorite restaurant in Ft. Laud.
Me and deej pool side at the Hard Rock.